These 4 Critical Communications Tools In Your Survival Kit Will Help You Survive A Grid Breakdown

Miles Davis once said that there are only 2 kinds of music… good and bad. With disaster survival kits its the same thing. There are good ones and bad ones.

When you get stuck in an emergency, with only a dinky plastic whistle to fetch help, That’s not just bad. It’s downright dangerous.

So then, why do pre-packaged survival kits include these useless communications items? Because they’re inexpensive to produce. That’s why. So we are going to fix that.

Here’s what we’re going to do. We’ll include 4 things in the survival kit. And by reading this article and using these tips, you’ll always have reliable communications. No matter what. You’ll never have to rely on the unreliable grid or cell towers. So let me show you how to do it. Here are the four items.

 Critical Comm Item #1: Nebo Flashlight

The first item to check out is the Redline Nebo Flashlight with programmed SOS signal. I’ve got one of these, and wouldn’t go camping or anywhere without this. It has three modes. Normal flashlight mode, blinking mode and SOS mode where it gives you the SOS signal. So while you’re doing other things, activate the signal, and have it go to work for you.

 Critical Comm Item #2: Spot Messenger

SPOT satellite messenger is a one way device. You can send messages but not receive them. The SPOT communicates with a global satellite system at periodic intervals. Here’s how it works. It sends out emergency signals, location status and update messages. Then the SPOT will send the messages to whomever you want to receive them.

The cost includes the device and a monthly service fee to access the network.

 Critical Comm Item #3: Space Blanket

As simple as it might seem, a space blanket is awesome. Use it as a large reflection device. Here’s how you do it. In the day, aim it at the sun. At night, direct your flashlight back towards the space blanket. The result is a large reflector. Instead of your flashlight being 1 or 2 inches in diameter, you’ve just increased it to 5 feet in diameter!

Critical Comm Item #4: SAR Eclipse

The SAR Eclipse Dog Tag Signal System and the SAR TriSig are key systems to consider. Whats cool about the SAR TriSig is this. If illuminated with a laser device, it can be visible for miles. The SAR uses MIL-SPEC lume tape which the military has used for years. The DogTag signal system is built solidly and has 3 parts to reflect with. Everything is in a solid little case. For the budget conscious, these work well. If you want to go super cheap and super effective, then check out a simple signal mirror. On a sunny day, its very easy to send morse code signals up to 100 miles away using one of these. It took me a few minutes to learn how to use mine. And once I got the hang of it, it was easy.

 A Final Note

The good news is, mastering communications with your disaster survival kit is quite easy. By combining 2, 3 or 4 different methods, you build redundancy into your kit. If one method breaks, you’ve got 2 others to back it up with. And whats nice about these solutions, is each one is lightweight and takes up almost no space.